, Salem, MA

August 27, 2013


The Salem News

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A Pierce Street woman reported at 10:23 a.m. that her neighbor had been “leaving harassing and threatening notes on her door and is calling her names and has asked her to leave the neighborhood,” according to the log. Police wrote that the woman was going to have a no-trespass order issued to the neighbor in question. “All of this stems from barking dogs,” an officer wrote.

A woman on Central Street complained at 11:36 a.m. that her kids couldn’t nap because of the “Mexican folk music” a construction crew was playing as they worked nearby. Police wrote later: “Spoke to the workers and they have kindly agreed to turn down the music.”

A Broughton Road man reported at 8:37 p.m. that his son had stolen an iPod and money from his brother and “won’t give it back.” The man later approached police and “asked to have any charges against his son dismissed,” according to the log.

A Pond Street woman reported at 8:47 p.m. that a drunken man had shown up at her house and “she doesn’t want him around.” Police wrote later: “She allowed him in and will take care of him tonight.”

Police responded to a 1:51 p.m. report that a group of people were “drinking outside and cursing” at a Pleasant Street address. An officer wrote later: “Small group talking out front. No disturbance.”

A cab driver reported at 11:20 p.m. that somebody had shot a BB through his windshield as he drove inbound on Atlantic Avenue. “There is a hole in the window,” wrote an officer. “He heard it but didn’t see anything.”


Police were unable to locate anything amiss after a man reported at 4:20 a.m. that he had heard two people going through cars on Atlantic Avenue. “He stated that he could not get a description because he did not see them,” wrote police.

Somebody reported at 12:45 p.m. that the speed trailer at West Street and Sapphire Avenue had read 55 mph after a Ford Explorer had gone by. An officer found the vehicle and spoke to the man who had been operating it; he admitted “messing around” and trying to see “how high” he could get the readout to go. He was given a verbal warning.


An 85-year-old woman was transported to Salem Hospital after a 12:09 p.m. report that her son had found her in a “semiconscious state” and that she taken her entire week’s pills.

Police and the Fire Department responded to a Longview Drive address after a 5:34 p.m. report that there was fire on a roof. “Homeowner was able to put garden hose to roof to put out,” wrote police later. The Fire Department was investigating.

A female reported at 7:32 p.m. that she and her friends had seen somebody in a gray pickup truck dump “lobster shells and rib bones” in the water near Ocean Avenue.


A Jersey Street resident reported at 3:24 a.m. that there was an “oxygen-eating gas” in his house.



Police received a 3:57 p.m. reported that a hawk had sustained injuries after it flew into the front door of 7 Barnstable Road. An officer determined it was actually a falcon and that it had subsequently flown to a tree in “okay condition.”

A woman at Sutton and Beckett streets complained at 4:25 p.m. that her neighbors were constantly “loud with parties and children running around in diapers,” according to the log. An officer wrote: “I advised her it is only 4:24 p.m. now, I would send an officer to check and see it if constitutes a disturbance.” Later: “Officer reports three men sitting on chairs and one child. There is no disturbance at this time.”

A man reported at 6:17 p.m. that the catalytic converter had been cut out of his vehicle while he was having dinner at Carrabba’s restaurant on Newbury Street. Shortly thereafter, police received multiple phone calls regarding similar thefts, according to the log. Police checked multiple businesses on Newbury Street but couldn’t locate anybody suspicious.


The manager of New York and Company store at Northshore Mall reported “a $1,900 theft” at 11:06 a.m.

A 1:04 p.m. report of shoplifting at Stop & Shop on Howley Street resulted in the arrest of Christina M. Connor, 32, of 43 Boston St., Salem, on a charge of shoplifting by concealing merchandise. She was also wanted on two warrants out of Gloucester District Court, according to the log.

Shortly after 5 p.m., the Fire Department responded to a report that a man at the gas station at 129 Newbury St. had injured his leg with a pressure washer.



The owner of Newman’s Bakery on Humphrey Street reported at 2:04 a.m. that footsteps had been heard on the business’s roof. “Possibly an animal,” police wrote later.

Police didn’t report finding anything suspicious after a 6:16 p.m. report that men were jumping a fence on Elm Place and possibly stealing railroad ties.



Police responded to 18 Rantoul St. after a 10:38 p.m. report of a yelling in a backyard and arrested a 33-year-old man on seven outstanding warrants, according to the log.

A 4:32 p.m. report that a female was drinking alcohol in a park on Rantoul Street resulted in the arrest of Kathyann M. Claffey, 29, of 6 Chapman St., Beverly, on a charge of violating the city’s open container ordinance.

Police responded after an 11:13 p.m. report that kids were drinking on the beach near Ober Street. An officer wrote later: “Small group dispersed from the area. Small campfire extinguished, all trash picked up prior to the group leaving.”


A 1:42 a.m. report that a woman was screaming brought police to 7 Munroe St., where they determined a “highly intoxicated” woman was arguing with her mother because the latter didn’t want the former’s friend in the house because he was a “drunk.” The man in question was transported to his residence on Cabot Street.

Police responded to a 10:34 a.m. report of a domestic dispute at 502 Cabot St. and subsequently arrested Gina Guidara, 30, of 28 Poplar St., Beverly, on a charge of possession of a class D drug with intent to distribute. Also arrested was Brian P. Kopp, 31, homeless, on charges of possession of a class D drug with intent to distribute, disorderly conduct and a violation of the city’s knife and weapons ordinance.



Police responded to 75 Palmer St. after a 4:07 p.m. report that somebody had been robbed at knifepoint on August 23.

A 5:45 p.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to 16 Phillips St., where they determined two sisters had been arguing over a kitten.

Police received a 9:12 p.m. report that a vehicle near 21 Lee St. had been broken into. A neighbor said she had seen two young males near the vehicle and heard a car alarm sound; the pair fled toward Orne Street. Police searched the area with aid from a K9 unit but were unable to locate them.


An unlocked vehicle near 20 Columbus Ave. had been broken into overnight and change stolen from its ashtray, according to an 8:39 a.m. report.

A 9:36 a.m. report of a disturbance brought police to 40 Pingree St., where they determined a 17-year-old was arguing with his or her 22-year-old sibling over a cellphone charger.

Police received a 9:58 a.m. report that an unlocked vehicle at 122 Bay View Ave. had been broken into and a medication bottle stolen.

An unlocked vehicle at 75 Columbus Ave. had been broken into overnight and a television stolen, according to a 12:37 p.m. log item.

Police received a 12:50 p.m. report of a domestic dispute on Chestnut Street and arrested Hugh Kerr, 61, of 4 Chestnut St., Salem, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police received a 6:36 p.m. report that a truck on Heritage Drive had been smeared with peanut butter.



A 1:01 p.m. report of a domestic dispute between brothers at the CAB facility on Middleton Road resulted in the arrest of Gregory Vigliotta, 43, of 7 Coolidge Road, Danvers, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police responded to a 1:30 p.m. report of shoplifting at Kohl’s on Independence Way and arrested Laura Mickelson, 51, of 11 Gloucester Ave., Gloucester, on a charge of larceny over $250.